Victory: 30 Lucky Geese Rescued from Impending Massacre
We’re ecstatic and extremely grateful to share this incredible victory for 30 geese and goslings who narrowly escaped from being separated from their families and gassed to death! Thanks to the heroic efforts of wildlife rehabilitators and volunteers, these lucky geese found safe forever homes at private ponds in New Jersey.
We recently asked you to take action on our alert to implement goose protections at The Meadows condo development in Gloucester County, New Jersey. We reported that the 15 remaining geese were hopefully to be rescued and relocated by local rehabilitators. It turns out that there were 30 geese in need of help! The Homeowners Association (HOA) Board threatened to imminently slaughter any remaining geese, so volunteers were very careful to remove them all. Thankfully, the rescuers gathered all 30 geese and whisked them to safety in the nick of time.
As opposed to the trauma of being separated from their families and rounded up, then suffocating in mobile gas chambers, these lucky geese had much better fates. Geese enjoyed the guidance of loving arms as they were placed gently into roomy carriers, then later examined by experts to ensure they were healthy, and finally released with care into safe, private ponds where they can live out their natural lives. Volunteers ensured that family members stayed together, and the geese went into the same pond.
Watch this heartwarming video of geese and goslings going to their new home at a private pond.
Thanks to everyone who signed and shared our alert to secure permanent protections for future geese and goslings who may take up residence at The Meadows. Hopefully, the HOA Board will adopt nonlethal goose stewardship practices and continue to permit goose relocation efforts in the future. If you haven’t already done so, please sign our letter.
We started the National Goose Protection Coalition to encourage nonlethal stewardship of geese and provide nonlethal options for conflict resolution. To stop goose cruelty in your community, please check out our resources at www.stopgooseabuse.org and contact us for help at [email protected].